Mentalizációs deficit neurológiai betegségekben: Összefoglaló közlemény

Róbert Herold, Eszter Varga, Andrea Mike, Tamás Tényi, Mária Simon, András Hajnal, Sándor Fekete, Zsolt Illés

Research output: Review article

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Introduction: Mentalization is the ability to attribute mental states (intentions, desires, thoughts, emotions) to others, and hence to predict their behaviour. This ability fundamer tally determines our participation in social relationships am adaptation to society. A significant proportion of the disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) affects those brail structures and neurotransmitter systems that play a role in the mentalizing processes. Accordingly, a number of CNS disorders may be associated with mentalizing deficits, whic may affect the outcome of these diseases. Here, we review recent research on mentalizing abilities in neurological diseases. Methods: An internet database search was performed to identify publications on the subject. Results: Sixty-two publications in English corresponded to the search criteria. These publications reported impaired mentalization in several neurological disorders (e.g. epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, dementias, traumatic brain injury). Discussion: The results indicate that a number of neurological disorders associate with mentalizing deficit. This deficit is often present in the early stages of the diseases and has a prognostic value, which in turn emphasizes the importance of the early detection and adequate rehabilitation.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)364-373
Number of pages10
JournalIdeggyogyaszati szemle
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - nov. 30 2015



  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Mentalization
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Theory of mind
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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